Tag Archives: Airline Employee Injury law

Crush and Amputation Injuries at the Airport Runways

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Having won and settled cases involving airport construction, vehicle, and luggage tug crush injuries, Doug Landau is alerted of similar incidents across the country. Airport construction is far more complicated than construction on public roads. In addition to regular four-wheeled vehicles, such as trucks and vans, airports also utilize vehicles not designed for roads. These

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Representing Families of 9/11 Flight Crew and Passengers

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Representing Families of 9/11 Flight Crew and Passengers Doug Landau is particularly sensitive to reminders of the fateful day that is 9/11. Landau has successfully represented the families of the pilot, senior flight attendant, and passengers who lost love ones on 9/11 when terrorists crashed their jet into the Pentagon. “It is probably the most

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Pilots Pre-Flight Injuries – Are They Covered?

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Airline pilots are expected to perform a pre-flight inspection, to make sure that their aircraft is safe for the journey. If a pilot, or a member of the flight crew, is injured during preflight inspection, this may be covered by the airline’s Worker’s Compensation insurance. This means that there may be in coverage for their

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Protect children passengers: The International Air Transport Association should have common sense guidelines

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines, or 82% of total air traffic. According to the IATA’s own publication, burns and spills remain one of the most commonly reported cabin safety issues, resulting in injury and lost time from work. In the “Cabin Operations Safety Best Practices

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No Benefits for Airline Employee’s Unexplained Fall

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“Not every workplace injury is recognized under the Virginia Workers Compensation law,” notes National Airport and Dulles Airport accident lawyer Doug Landau.  “In fact, many airport comp claims are denied by the airlines and airports authority under the restrictive laws of Virginia.” In a case reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, an airline employee who fell

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Airport Ground Crew are Vulnerable on the Air Operations Area (AOA)

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Airline ground crew and airport personnel are vulnerable on the air operations area (“AOA”) because of the numerous vehicles that are maneuvering — sometimes in very tight spaces. In addition, most of these workers are wearing ear protection which limits their ability to hear danger coming from behind.  With jet engines running, it is sometimes

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Red Light, Green Light is no Game on the Airport Operations Area

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At most international airports, including the three major airports in the Washington DC Metro area — Baltimore Washington International Airport (“BWI”), Dulles International Airport (“IAD”), and Reagan National Airport (“WAS”) —  there is a ticketing and points system for drivers on the “airport operations area” (AOA) just like on the roads and interstate highways. However,

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Airline Insurance Companies do NOT Volunteer What Benefits Flight Crews and Ground Workers May be due

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Worker’s Compensation insurance companies do not volunteer to tell injured airport workers what additional benefits they may be entitled to, in addition to the basic medical care and partial wage replacement. Avoiding paying “full value” is what insurers do.  Every day. Recently an insurance company for a local airport filed papers with the Virginia Worker’s

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Can I Sue an Airline Passenger for Packing Too Much Stuff in his Suitcase and Injuring My Back?

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If you are an airline employee responsible for moving passengers’ heavy luggage, then you know sometimes you just want to hold someone responsible for packing such heavy bags! “Airline employees who must weigh, transport, and load the passengers’ luggage are at high risk for back and spine injuries,” notes airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. “We

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